A day of sights and sounds: Dia de los Muertos at San Gabriel High [Photos]

Dia de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead, may be considered a solemn holiday by some. But it's also a celebration of festive colors and vibrant sights and sounds. The latter was put on display at San Gabriel High School on Saturday, as the Alhambra Latino Association hosted its annual Dia de los Muertos festival.
 
At the event, colorful skulls were on display at a student art exhibit. Children sat obediently as their faces were painted by artists. Performers from different training—from a mariachi band to aztec dancers—enthralled the audience of attendees. The event culminated with a performance by members of Inspiraciones De Danza Mexicana, a school of young children who are learning traditional dance. 
 
For Martha Granados, whose daughter was among the dancers, the festival was about connecting the past with the present. "I don't want the children to lose their tradition," said Granados.
 
Scroll through the slideshow above to see some of the sights from Saturday.
 
 

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